Dvorak Lesson 33: Learn to Type \ & | Keys
This typing lesson will teach you how to touch type with the \ [backslash] and | [pipe] keys. These keys are frequently used by programmers and system administrators when writing computer programs. If you already know the keyboard, try our our programming drills
or symbol drills
for more relevant practice exercises.
- Begin with your fingers on the home row.
- The '\' key and the '|' key are the same key, use shift to get '|'. The key is on the far right of the top row, use your right pinky finger to reach up and way over to hit it. This key is sometimes placed on the number row by the backspace, so be sure to check your keyboard.
- Once you learn where these keys are, try to type them without looking at your fingers. To make a capital letter, press the shift key with the pinky finger of your other hand at the same time as you press the letter key. Scroll down if needed to type the following:
- When you feel confident you can type these keys without looking, go on to the next lesson.